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On of my computers wont connect when WEP is used on my wireless network.

Is MAC Address filtering suitable security?
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Yeah technically, it depends which way it works.
If it works this way: People entered into the filter is allowed to get through, others don't.
Then it's pretty secure.
Though, if it's people entered in the filter is NOT allowed to get through, it won't be secure at all.
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i think that is how it works you enter the mac address of the computers that you want to have access to wireless and then no other computer can acess it with out being added on the list
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Yeah only the computers in the filter are allowed access.
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Allrightey, then it's pretty good to use.
A pain in the arse if alot of computers connect to the network though
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Only 6. =3

3 of them being mine. XD
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post #7 of 14
It would only be secure by keeping people from accidentally using your network.
If someone is actually trying to gain access to it, MAC filtering wouldn't work at all.. just a small annoyance.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DataX
It would only be secure by keeping people from accidentally using your network.
If someone is actually trying to gain access to it, MAC filtering wouldn't work at all.. just a small annoyance.
Eh... What?
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post #9 of 14
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It would only be secure by keeping people from accidentally using your network.
If someone is actually trying to gain access to it, MAC filtering wouldn't work at all.. just a small annoyance.
I doubt they would want to get into it, but with a number of other wireless networks popping up and me connecting to one by mistake.

I just wanted to make mine secure. Its not set to broadcast the SSID which should help right?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by gonX
Eh... What?
MAC Spoofing.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mebby
I doubt they would want to get into it, but with a number of other wireless networks popping up and me connecting to one by mistake.

I just wanted to make mine secure. Its not set to broadcast the SSID which should help right?
It should help, but again, only against accidents. If you think someone is going to try to break in to your network, the only way to secure it is with WPA/2 encryption.
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